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Bahrainis protest for democracy, February-March 2011

Time period
14 February, 2011 to 16 March, 2011
Human Rights
Total points
3.5 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Caroline Dreyfuss, 01/11/2015

Inspired by the protests in Egypt and Tunisia in 2011, Bahrainis rose up against the monarchy in February and March of 2011. Initiated by activists and propelled by the “February 14th Revolution in Bahrain” Facebook group, the protests had clear goals: disband the Bahraini National Assembly, abrogate the current constitution, and form a Constituent Assembly to draft a new constitution. They demanded the new constitution stipulate that an elected parliament hold legislative authority  and that an elected Prime Minister exercise executive authority.